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'''Eddie James "Son" House, Jr.''' (March 21, 1902His date of birth is a matter of some debate. House alleged that he was middle-aged during World War I and that he was 79 in 1965, which would make his date of birth around 1886. However, all legal records give his date of birth as March 21, 1902. – October 19, 1988) was an American delta blues singer and guitarist, noted for his highly emotional style of singing and slide guitar playing. After years of hostility to secular music, as a preacher and for a few years also as a church pastor, he turned to blues performance at the age of 25. He quickly developed a unique style by applying the rhythmic drive, vocal power and emotional intensity of his preaching to the newly learned idiom. In a short career interrupted by a spell in Parchman Farm penitentiary, he developed to the point that Charley Patton, the foremost blues artist of the Mississippi Delta region,...
Birth nameEdward James House, Jr.
Birth date{{birth date|1902|3|21|mf=y}}
Birth placeLyon, Mississippi, United StatesHouse said that he was born in Lyon. According to some accounts he was born in Riverton. Lyon and Riverton were hamlets close to Clarksdale, both of which have since been abosrbed into the city of Clarksdale.
Death date{{death date and given age|1988|10|19|86}}
Death placeDetroit, Michigan
GenreDelta blues
OccupationMusician
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Years active1930–1974
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